Starvation and famine: cross-cultural codes and some hypothesis tests

Cross-Cultural Research Vol/Iss. 27 Published In Pages: 28-69
By Dirks, Robert


"Societies that rank high on the valuation of children will also rank high on the frequency of famine" (36).


The contention that peasants place a higher value on children was supported (p= .006), but no correlation was found between peasant societies and frequency of famine.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Wilcoxon Signed RanksNot SupportedUNKNOWNUNKNOWNUNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Frequency Of FamineDependentDisasters
Valuation Of ChildrenIndependentStatus Of Children